The anti-hunter loons are going crazy over this.
A Texas oil heir who paid $350,000 for a permit to kill one of the world’s 5,000 remaining black rhinos has bagged his trophy.
Corey Knowlton, whose father owns one of America’s fastest growing energy firms, made the kill in the African bush Monday in what he says was not a blood-thirsty hunt but a bid to help save the species.
‘I felt like from day one it was something benefiting the black rhino,’ Knowlton, 36, told CNN from Namibia just after a team of native experts helped lead him to the beast.
‘Being on this hunt, with the amount of criticism it brought and the amount of praise it brought from both sides, I don’t think it could have brought more awareness to the black rhino.’
Knowlton won one of three annual permits to hunt the animal issued each year by Namibia – home to around 2,000 of the remaining rhinos – which says his $350K will be used toward hiring anti-poaching experts.
Read more: Daily Mail